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is it possible to have gastric bypass surgery if you have hepatitis c?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: The hepatitis c itself won't be a barrier to this surgery. The question will be how much damage there is to the liver. People with cirrhosis are at higher risk for complications from any surgery, including bypass.
Answered on Dec 7, 2014
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Hepatitis C: Yes if you don't have active liver disease like acute hepatitis or cirrhosis.
Answered on Jan 19, 2016

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